Moyock, NC neighborhood still underwater calls for help


MOYOCK, N.C. (WAVY) — Flooding is still plaguing the Summit Farms subdivision in Moyock, North Carolina. They have been underwater for days with no sign of drying out, so they called 10 On Your Side for help.

WAVY crews could not make it through the deep water, so Renee Davis and her family offered to take our crew in their taller truck. Their home is surrounded by water.

“It’s bad… We can’t get to our metal building, which is in the back, cause that’s flooded. Our garage flooded briefly. We had a brand new pool put in four weeks ago and we’re afraid we’re going to lose that,” Davis said.

Neighbors have never seen flooding like it in their neighborhood and they want help.

Davis believes, “There’s a blockage… we’re pretty sure there’s a blockage. All the areas down around Puddin’ Ridge have drained, but our area, there’s something that’s stopping the rest of the water.”

She says it’s either that or something is pushing water into the area. Neighbors have flooded the Army Corps of Engineers with questions about Lake Drummond and the Dismal Swamp.

“We reached out to the US Fish and Wildlife and North Carolina state parks and they confirmed they are not pumping water,” Michelle Hamor, The Army Corps Of Engineers Chief of Flood Plain Management Services, told 10 On Your Side.

Hamor also wants to know what’s happening in Moyock. She teamed up with a Currituck County engineer to check it out Wednesday morning.

“Unfortunately, we’re very early in that and we’re just trying to get around to look at areas and it’s very early to determine what has occurred.”

County Manager Dan Scanlon told 10 On Your Side they want to help residents. The county has offered to help people evacuate their homes. He said most declined the offer. He has also scheduled a meeting for Friday to discuss long-term plans.

If you need assistance to clear storm debris, the Moyock Fire Department is making some staff available on Saturday, Oct. 15 and Sunday, Oct. 16, to help. They will come to your home and assist in stacking debris in one spot, but will not be able to haul anything away. Call Fire Chief Robert Pervere to set up a time at 252-207-5866.

Currituck County is also offering debris cleanup. Find details here.